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One police officer killed, another critical after shooting in Birmingham

One Birmingham police officer killed, second officer injured on 5th Avenue North (abc3340.com)

A Birmingham police officer is dead and another is critically wounded while investigating a car burglary.

The officers were responding to the 800 block of 5th Avenue North when they approached two suspects just before 2:00 A.M.

When officers discovered a weapon on one of the suspects, he opened fire, killing one officer and critically injuring the other.

Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith says that one suspect is also in critical condition and the second suspect is in custody. He also indicated there could be a third suspect still on the loose.

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